Court Date Nearing For Rogers Woman Accused Of Attacking Police Dog

Paige A. Coleman

ROGERS (KFSM) – The court date is nearing for a woman accused of attacking a police dog, among other charges, officials say.

Paige A. Coleman, 21, of Rogers is scheduled to be in Benton County Circuit Court before Judge Robin Green on Tuesday (Sept. 2), according to officials.

Coleman’s charges came from an incident on June 8 where deputies and police were called to deal with her after she’d fought another woman. After their arrival, she attacked a K-9 unit that was sent after her, according to court documents.

Deputies arrived in the 12000 block of Horman Road in Gravette at 7:03 p.m. where they met up with Gravette police officers. They were all responding to a disturbance, court documents state.

A man had called authorities and told them that Coleman was attacking his niece. The man was outside with his niece when authorities arrived. He told them that he went into the house and saw Coleman choking and hitting his niece, according to court documents.

The man separated the two, and he told his niece to go outside. She went out onto the porch, and Coleman ran outside, pushed her off the porch and then ran back inside, court documents state.

Another witness confirmed the man’s story, saying, he saw Coleman come outside to push the victim off the porch, according to court documents.

After the authorities were called by the victim’s family, Coleman barricaded herself in a bedroom, court documents state.

Deputies tried to talk to the victim, but she merely said that Coleman “flipped out and [did] some things she shouldn’t have done.” She also said she did not wish to press charges, according to court documents.

Authorities noted in the report that she had “several marks on her arms and legs.” She also had marks around her throat, court documents state.

Eventually, Coleman climbed out of the bedroom window from where she had previously barricaded herself and ran into a field behind the residence, according to court documents.

Authorities yelled multiple times that they would release a K-9 unit after her if she did not return, but she did not come back. They released a K-9 unit named Kilo after her, and the dog quickly secured Coleman, biting her in the process, court documents state.

Coleman attacked the dog with a rock, but she was captured before she could hurt the dog, according to court documents.

EMS workers were called to deal with Coleman’s bite wound, and while authorities waited for them to arrive, they placed Coleman in a patrol vehicle. When deputies attempted to question her, she’d scream and curse at them, court documents state.

Coleman also tried to escape and even spit on a deputy, according to court documents.

She was restrained as she tried to headbutt a deputy. That same deputy she tried to headbutt noted in the report that he smelled a strong odor of intoxicants, court documents state.

When EMS arrived, deputies heard Coleman beating her against the window of the vehicle she was in, according to court documents.

She was treated for the dog bite and then transported to the Gravette Medical Clinic. She was later booked into the Benton County Jail on suspicion of third-degree domestic battery, fleeing, minor in possession, aggravated assault on a law-enforcement officer and killing or injuring animals used by law enforcement, court documents state.

Her bond was set at $15,000, according to the jail’s intake report.

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